RTC Industries Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014
Updated May 9, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I have been working at RTC Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People are great to work with, if you are in the right department the company can be extremely flexible with work/life balance.

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses do not reflect appreciation for the employees. Compensation increases are not directly tied to your performance, it is a standard across the board so where is the motivation to work harder???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a career path for employees. There is no clear understanding of what needs to happen to move up, and when you are given feedback actually moving up is a long drawn out process. Employees lose desire and moral goes down when they are constantly given the run around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perks are nice if you are in the right group.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RTC Industries for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you were part of a team that generates money for the company then you are golden. Need to buy something? Auto approved! Perks galore. See the group that handles a fruit logoed company.
    If you are in the behind the scenes group where your efforts cannot be linked to cash inflow... then what ever you want is not in the budget. See washroom renovation that has never happened.

    Cons

    All decisions made by about four people in the company... actually only one person who may choose to listen to three people.
    Do not cross the owner. see lawsuits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your supporting cast. Without the supporting cast... your "stars" are not stars.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    I have never worked so hard in my life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at RTC Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I looked at this place like bootcamp, if you can survive the workload here, you can survive anywhere.
    My colleagues were fantastic. Hardworking, dedicated and some of the most intelligent I have ever been around. If you are looking for ZERO work life balance, this is the place.

    Cons

    They claim career growth and advancement, but that isn't the case unless you are a "favorite", then you will be fast-tracked and not based on actual capability.
    Salary is not competive, even with other POP companies. HR didn't even acknowledge the gap in pay when I brought job listings from other POP companies that were hiring in the area.
    Management philosophy is work more with less - typically meaning you are carrying more than one full time position.
    No semblance of work life balance at all whatsoever if you are on the big program teams.It is all about cranking out the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say thank you, mean it. Get to know your employees and value their efforts. If it wasn't for the dedication, the doors wouldn't be open.
    Working around the clock is not normal. There is a fear that if I don't work this hard, I can be replaced. That is not a healthy work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Business Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at RTC Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Upper management aside, great people to work with - hard working, talented, dedicated and some of the nicest people you could ever hope to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management? If they like you (based mostly on popularity, not much on job performance), you're in. If not? Keep your resume updated. This company will survive and continue to be a contender in spite of upper management, not because of them (as they would like to think). The worker bees are the heart and soul of this company - they are the ones who really make it all happen. The design team is, hands down, the best in the industry. If you can dodge the arrogance of upper management and are good at playing the game, this could be the place for you. If you are not partial to looking over your shoulder; fearing you may be part of the next round of lay-offs, do not like seeing good people leave and don't like watching the wrong people being protected/promoted, then you may want to seek other opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Appreciate your employees - all of them. Be thankful that some very talented people are still with you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Secretive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I have been working at RTC Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good amount of young people to work with

    Cons

    poor leadership and the manager level, poor benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rough place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Not Upper Management  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Not Upper Management in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I have been working at RTC Industries full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people-- extremely talented, high functioning people. Smartest people I've ever worked with in 20 years.

    Cons

    Management is stuck in a rut. The day-to-day employees are all exceptional. Management, needs change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror. The are members of the "VP" group that cause more problems than they solve. Could be an amazing place to work IF you listened to the rank and file.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are great, commute is far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planner  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Planner in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at RTC Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are really nice and hard working

    Cons

    Commute is too far for people living in the citing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to downtown Chicago so that commute is easier

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Choose a different career path.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I have been working at RTC Industries

    Pros

    The employees are nice. It's similar to a grieving group. People bond amongst the misery.

    Cons

    Constant fear of layoffs. Unrealistic work load expectations. Long hours. No recognition for your efforts. No raises. No bonuses. Complete management disconnect on how much work it takes to run a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with your employees and understand what it takes to run the programs and projects that make you upper managers rich.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Only a chosen few do well here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RTC Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Financially sound company. Great clients.

    Cons

    Most expensive in the industry, most of the managers have been there too long to have insight into what is happening in the industry today, do not have any women in management other than in HR, do not support employees in efforts. Do not pay in scale with the rest of the industry.... especially women!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and hire some new blood. Give people a chance instead of pigeonholing them in positions that they have outgrown. Open your minds instead of saying you are open minded -- really act the part. A few of the upper managers are not up to date with the industry . They are condescending to those who think differently than them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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